McGrath warns India ahead of Australia day-night Test
Former Australia pacer Glenn McGrath has warned that Virat Kohli and his team will find it difficult to adjust when the play a day-night Test in Australia later this year.
“They [India] will find it tough to adjust. Australia have a lot more experience and played quite a few day-night Tests now. That will be in their favour; home ground advantage too. India are a quality team, they are experienced and Virat is a quality captain. They will be up for the challenge,” said McGrath Wednesday during a Tourism Australia event.
While India won by an innings margin at the Eden Gardens against Bangladesh last year, they do not have much experience of playing with the pink ball, while Australia have already played five day-night Test games.
Meanwhile the legendaru Aussie pacer is also not in favour of tinkering with the five-day format, saying to bring in more fans to the game, day-night Test matches is the way forward.
“We have got to keep Test cricket alive and to me, the way to that is day-night Tests. I’m not a big fan of four-day Test cricket. I’m very much a traditionalist—five days—that’s Test cricket to me,” said McGrath.
“Day-night cricket brings different challenges. When you bowl and bat, it can make a big difference. Different tactics, so it just brings a different awareness,” he added.
As the ICC T20 World Cup is happening this year in Australia, he also revealed his top four contenders for the title, which are Australia, India, Pakistan and England.
“T20 has taken the world by storm, it is bringing a lot more people to cricket and that is brilliant and hopefully that will filter into Test cricket.”